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Study robotics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying robotics as an international student.

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Robotics degrees abroad

Robotics refers to the design, development, manufacturing, and use of automated machines. These machines are used across several settings, including healthcare, agriculture, and industry, to imitate human behaviors and improve both safety and productivity.

Robotics is a fast-growing field that blends engineering, computer science, mathematics, and design technology. You’ll learn about the theory and principles behind robotics and develop the practical application skills needed to begin a successful career in the sector.

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your cultural horizons, improve your employability, and make lifelong memories. With a wider range of courses and universities to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect destination for you.

Robotics program structure

You can study robotics across various levels and durations. Two-year associate degrees provide students with a comprehensive introduction into the field of robotics. They’re a useful stepping stone into entry-level employment or further study on a bachelor’s program.

Bachelor’s degrees in robotics are offered as either a BSc or a BEng. BSc programs are more theoretically-focused, whereas BEng courses involve more practical classes. Both programs are studied over a minimum of three years, but most universities will encourage students to complete an extra 12-month placement during their studies. Industry placements are an excellent way to gain work experience and network with professionals.

If you’re keen to further boost your employment prospects, you can earn a master’s degree. Some universities offer a four-year MEng program that combines the bachelor’s and master’s qualifications in one program. Or, you can study an MSc over one or two years.

For those wanting to achieve the highest formal degree possible, PhD programs in robotics are available. These research programs usually require four years of study.

Robotics programs are typically taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and laboratory sessions. This mixture of methods ensures that students develop an in-depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of robotics.

The content of robotics programs around the world will vary from university to university and country to country. However, most courses will include teaching in these key areas:

  • Introduction to robotics
  • Robotic systems engineering
  • Computer systems design
  • Robot dynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Kinematics
  • Machine locomotion
  • Programming

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Robotics study abroad programs

Robotics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in robotics

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    Mechatronics and Robotics - BSc Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University, Russia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    4,000 USD
    Start date
    October
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    Engineering (Robotics) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,253 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Computer Engineering - Embedded systems and robotics - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Robotics and Intelligent Systems - BSc Jacobs University, Germany

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    20,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology - BSc Kansas State Polytechnic, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,040 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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Diploma in robotics

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    Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Robotics graduate programs

Master's in robotics

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    Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Artificial Intelligence) - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,450 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Robotics - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    20,500 GBP
    Start date
    October
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    Robotics - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Robotics Engineering - MSc Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    11,400 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in robotics

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    Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – Automation and Robotics - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Future robotics careers

Thanks to the global expansion and continuous evolution of the field, robotics students graduate with excellent employment prospects.

Companies and organizations are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve operations. As such, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise to achieve success in several roles and sectors, including:

  • Robotics engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Programmer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Robotics scientist

Getting as much work experience as possible under your belt will help make you a stand-out candidate for graduate jobs. Speak to your university’s career advice service about the best way to secure placements and internships.